‘Amazingly generous tutors are back for their third year.’
King Kapisi, Anika Moa and Warren Maxwell are among more than 11 music tutors coming to Wanaka in May to mentor budding musicians.
The third annual Youth and Adults in the Music Industry (YAMI) summit provides workshops, seminars and showcases for budding music industry participants. It is organised by Lake Wanaka SouNZ Inc.
Also providing expert mentoring and advice will be Julia Deans, Barnaby Weir, Lisa Tomlins, Devin Abrams, Tali, Anna Coddington, Bailey Wiley and Riki Gooch. More tutors will be announced soon.
Summit director Lynne Christie said participants would work alongside the tutors and some would get a chance to perform at the final night’s public showcase.
She was ‘‘mightily delighted’’ with the line up of tutors.
‘‘Some of these amazingly generous tutors are back for their third year.’’
Former Mt Aspiring College student Connor Moore has already signed up for her third summit. She is studying towards a Bachelor of Commercial Music at Massey University.
‘‘Yami continues to inspire me. Being surrounded by people with the same passion for music is a huge motivation,’’ she said.
The May 13-14 summit is open to people from ‘‘ten years to nearancient’’. It caters for about 150 people.
The summit is a not-for-profit event supported by the NZ Music Commission, Air New Zealand, Massey University, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Recorded Music NZ, and Lake Wanaka Tourism.
Band Arma Del Amor performed at the opening of the 2016 summit.